Bob Libal, executive director of Grassroots Leadership, has worked for more than a decade on issues of prison privatization, immigration detention, and criminal justice reform. Bob is regularly interviewed by national, regional, and local press on issues related to prison privatization, immigration detention, immigration enforcement policies, and the business of prisons. He has been interviewed for The New York Times, NPR, Business Week, Huffington Post, and numerous other local, state, and national media outlets.
Rag Blog associate editor Alice Embree is an editor of the acclaimed new book, Celebrating The Rag: Austin's Iconic Underground Newspaper. A veteran of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), the original Rag, and the Women's Liberation Movement, Alice is a long-time Austin activist, organizer, and member of the Texas State Employees Union. She is currently active with Austin's extensive resistance community.
There are two versions of this show; the shorter one has been edited to remove on-air fundraising for KOOP.Photo by Roger Baker / The Rag BlogRag Radio is produced in the studios of KOOP 91.7-FM, an all-volunteer, cooperatively-run community radio station in Austin, Texas, in association with The Rag Blog and the New Journalism Project, a Texas 501(c)(3) nonprofit. The host and producer of Rag Radio, Thorne Dreyer, is a prominent Austin-based activist and writer who was a pioneer of the ’60s underground press movement. The show’s engineer and co-producer is Tracey Schulz and the staff photographer is Roger Baker. The syndicated show is broadcast (and streamed) live Fridays, 2-3 p.m. (Central) on KOOP, and is later rebroadcast and streamed on WFTE-FM in Mt. Cobb and Scranton, PA., on Houston Pacifica's KPFT HD-3 90.1, and by KKRN, 88.5-FM in Round Mountain, CA -- and as a featured podcast at Veterans Today Live. Contact: email@example.com. Running time: 41:47; 55:05